Czech soccer association HQ raided in match-fixing probe

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Czech police raided the headquarters of the country’s football association on Friday as part of a corruption and match-fixing investigation targeting 20 people. Sixteen people are suspected of having accepted a bribe, three others are suspected of having paid a bribe and one person is suspected of embezzlement and of having both paid and accepted bribes -of wine, according to Prague prosecutor Daniela Bártíková.

Nineteen people were arrested, authorities said. The suspects were identified only as belonging to the “Czech football community”. The Czech football association said police raided their headquarters in Prague on Friday and were cooperating with investigators.

Police said they carried out raids in several locations across the country but gave no further details. Prosecutors and the association did not confirm media reports that the association’s vice-president, Roman Berbr, was among those detained.

Local media have reported that the suspects may have targeted matches in lower level competitions.

News Highlights:

  • Sixteen people are suspected of having accepted a bribe, three others are suspected of having paid a bribe and one person is suspected of embezzlement and of having both paid and accepted bribes -of wine, according to Prague prosecutor Daniela Bártíková. Nineteen people were arrested, authorities said.
  • Headquarters of Czech Football Association attacked in match-fixing investigation
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